Welcome

We're a group of people who love to support our community, and also like to have fun.

We meet Mondays at 12:00 Noon at the Podollan Inn located at 1460 Trans Canada Hwy NE Salmon Arm V1E 4N1 (See Map).

Mailing Address: PO Box 224, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N3

See a video of our 70th Year Celebration

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Home Page News
It is with great sorrow that we tell you about the passing of John Baigent, a long-time Rotarian, and a wonderful worker for humanity.
 
Isabel Reinertson gets presented with a Paul Harris award by Sterling Land, our Assistant District Governor.  Thanks Isabel for donating multiple times to the Rotary Foundation.
 
Gary was presented with a special Paul Harris award by Roger Perry, Past District Governor.  Gary has now donated $10,000 US to the Rotary Foundation.
 
Feli and Romeo, inbound exchange students, joined our Curl for Cancer team this year.
 
At a recent meeting, Feli Harun our Exchange Student from Germany gave us an update on her first two months in Canada.  She has made trips with her host family and a host family from the Shuswap Club, and has already become very involved with activities at the High School.
 
Also, one of our newer members, Lynda Stepura, gave us her bio - more to follow on that.
 
Say "hello" to our newest member, Nancy Cooper.  Nancy has been in the community for many years teaching at Okanagan College.  Now she is in her second term as Mayor of Salmon Arm.  Welcome, Nancy!
 
This organization is committed to ensuring girls get the opportunity to attend school in Africa, India, and other countries. And we were thrilled to be able to donate $1,000 to their cause. See more at www.daysforgirls.org
 
Rotary Club of Salmon Arm presents a cheque for $2000 to Sue McCrae, President of the Shuswap Music Festival.
 
Rotary Club of Salmon Arm presents Shuswap Theatre Society with a cheque for $1000. The funds are accepted by Joyce Henderson, President. The funds will be used for audio equipment that will assist the hearing impaired in the audience.
 
 
Home Page Stories
Join us Saturday April 8th for some fun at Casino Royale Night!  You'll have lots of fun playing casino games with chips, eating great appies from the Barley Station. and you can get a prize if you dress up in the theme - think James Bond movies!
 
Today we had a very special presentaton with a very special speaker.  Our President, Ross Harris, has an intimate relationship with the disease Polio.  He contracted the virus at age six and understands very well the awful outcomes it can bring.  Ross is a very positive person, and feels himself lucky that any disabilities that resulted from his illness have not prevented him from enjoying his life to the fullest, including having a career and a family that now includes grandchildren.  Many polio sufferers were not so lucky.  Ross’s leg and arm were affected by this paralysis-causing infection – thankfully his lungs and other major body parts were not.
 
Hallo!
Right after my last report, I left for Kals am Grossglockner, a ski resort in Austria for this Rotary district’s ski trip. Out of the 27 of us, only a few had skied before (including myself), but the others had lessons and everyone had an amazing time! 
 
President Ross Harris, accompanied by his wife and fellow Rotarian Fiona, recently travelled to India to assist with Polio vaccinations. As someone living with Polio, Ross was asked to speak at the Agra-taj Mahal Rotary Club. Read the full story in the January 27th edition of the Lakeshore News.
 
 
Our current outbound youth exchange student sends greetings from Germany. Her letter follows:
 
"Hallo!
Winter break started off with a jolt here when we heard of the attack at the Christmas market in Berlin on the last day of school. Having been to a few in Oldenburg and Bremen, I know it can be difficult just to get to the next booth in a crowded Christmas market, let alone dive out of the way of a moving truck.
 
 
Rick Roberts has had an interesting life ....
 
 
 
Here's a picture of Norm Brown, our Past President, being presented with a certificate of appreciation for School Lunches by the staff and kids at Grindrod Elementary.
Hannah Bates, this year's outbound Youth Exchange Student from our Club, sent us a story on her first month or so in Germany.  She's in a little town near Bremen.
 
Here's Heino Lilles and his tulip crew planting 400 special bulbs for Canada's 150th birthday.  They will be in bloom in the spring of 2017 in front of City Hall.
 
 
On October 22, over 470 guests attended our 14th Annual Wine Fest.
 
Keep an eye on our Wine Fest website - www.shuswapwinefest.com for information on next year's event, and current links to our sponsors and exhibitors.
 
On Monday, we had a visit from District Governor Vern Nielsen.  Rotary International is organized into geographic "Districts."  Ours has 60 clubs ranging from Clearwater, BC, down across the US border to Prosser, Washington.   Each year, a new District Governor is appointed, and this year ours is Vern, from Kelowna.
 
We had a great presentation from Dr. Richard Currie, who worked several years with Medicins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders) - in Ethiopia, Kenya, Central African Republic and Peru.  His topic was International Development in Today's World.
 
 
 
Speakers
Carl Flatman
Mar 27, 2017
Rotary Africa Project
Staff Sergent Scott West
Apr 03, 2017
Property Crime
Nancy Cooper
Apr 24, 2017
Biography
Colleen Fennel
May 15, 2017
Biography
 
Meeting Responsibilities
March 27
Tickets
Parker, Aaron
 
Door
Lynd, Warne
 
Sheriff
Webb, Patrick
 
Inspirational Moment
Lee Hai, Winston
 
 
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